From Austin to Pakistan, Pen Pals Exchange Both Letters and Books



The post comes from Rachel S. Meyer, assistant director of the South Asia Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. She has facilitated a pen pal program between students at Zilker Elementary and a primary school in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. We’re honored to have provided books for the program to help students from each country learn more about each other’s cultures and lives.
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For the past three-years, through a partnership with UT Austin’s South Asia Institute (SAI), scholars from Pakistan’s Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) have been coming to UT Austin for a semester of courses, training sessions, and academic collaboration (21 faculty have come so far). While enriching UT campus with their cultural contributions, the aim of the partnership is to enhance the abilities of the FJWU faculty in teaching and research in the areas of women’s and gender studies, communications studies, and the behavioral and social sciences.

After the scholars…

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